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Key moments: Chile miners rescue

Oct 3, 2010.

In scenes watched around the world, the 33 men trapped in a collapsed gold and copper mine in San Jose, northern Chile, are emerging, one by one, from days in the darkness. In many cases the passage up towards the surface took just 15 minutes.

Though all were brought up in the same capsule each had his own story to tell. Here are some of the key moments of the rescue.

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Chile Rejoices as Rescued Miners Emerge

Oct 13, 2010

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SAN JOSÉ MINE, Chile — One by one, the 33 miners who had been trapped underground for two months ascended to the surface here early Wednesday morning, as a rescue operation that has inspired the nation and riveted the world moved into its final phase.

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Check if you are carrying spice Khus Khus to Middle East countries to avoid arrest for 10 years

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Madras High Court has directed the officials of Central Board of Excise and Customs to put up notices at all airports and seaports listing commodities that are commonly used in India but are banned in the Middle East. Justice Prabha Sridevan and Justice M Sathyanarayanan passed the judgment on advocate Nandakumar’s PIL on November 11, 2009, and the petitioner received the copy on November 30.

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Khus-khus gets him 10 years in prison in 1999

09/06/10
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A 21st-Century Version Of The East India Company

08/22/10
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India and China: ‘Myths’ of economic growth

July 22, 2010 - By Soutik Biswas

The twin stories of India and China are the most dramatic in the world economy. In 1820, the two countries contributed to nearly half of the world’s income. In 1950, their share was less than a tenth; and currently the two contribute to a fifth. By 2025, their share of world income will be a third, according to projections.

China, of course, hogs most of the glory. India was ahead of China in 1870 as well as in the 1970s in terms of per capita income levels at international prices. But since 1990, China has surged ahead of India - China’s per capita income growth in the past two decades has been at least double the rate that of India.

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07/26/10
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FIFA - South Africa’s free style soccer champ - Kamal Ranchod

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06/21/10
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Should a foreign language be taught in kindergarten?

By Vijeth Mudalegundi
Grade 9, Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham, AL
 
Countries around the world are advancing as a whole due to diversity. This diversity comes from both population and variety of spoken languages. One country still refuses to let students take a foreign language in elementary school. This country is the U.S.A.
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Raw Video: Train Just Misses Man on the Tracks

02/12/10
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Salil Shetty - First Indian head for Amnesty International

Feb 2, 2010
imageLondon: Salil Shetty, an Indian who headed the UN Millennium Campaign, has been appointed as next Secretary General of Amnesty International.

“I feel privileged to be given this amazing opportunity at a time when the world needs human rights for all more than ever before,” said Shetty, who becomes the first Indian to head the human rights body.


Shetty, who is the Chief Executive of international anti-poverty NGO ActionAid, has been the Director of the UN’s Millennium Campaign for the last six years.

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